Tennis: Elks host NWSC girls meet; Brayden is singles runner-up

Lauren Brayden made a return during her semifinal win over Paxton Alto of Spring Lake Park. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Lauren Brayden made a return during her semifinal win over Paxton Alto of Spring Lake Park. Brayden was 4-1 and placed second. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

Elk River’s Lauren Brayden was runner-up among 35 players in a Northwest Suburban Conference girls tournament at Elk River on Tuesday.

Brayden, junior-to-be who played No. 2 doubles last year, won four matches before losing to Samantha Hindt of Chisago Lakes. That score was 8-1 with several close points.

Danielle Dokken with Terry Grzbowski, her JV coach and the tournament director.

Danielle Dokken with Terry Grzbowski, her JV coach and the tournament director.

Danielle Dokken, Elk freshman-to-be, was consolation champion, with four wins after an opening loss.¬†Dokken and classmate Reagan Mathi won doubles at Roseville’s NWSC tournament two weeks ago.

Brianna and Kelsey Dorr of Princeton won the doubles tournament, which had 16 entrants, on Monday, beating a Forest Lake team in the finals.

There are six NWSC summer tournaments for boys and girls at rotating sites. Terry Grzbowski, director of the girls tournament here, said the field is usually “mid JV to mid varsity” player with a few No. 1′s from teams that aren’t as strong as the Elks.

 

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